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Reviewer:
TheKingOfHearts
 
Top 100  Reviewer Number 1 Mobile Reviewer
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  1.  Great phone, must have for any regular traveller!

    Posted: 

    I receive regular upgrades so I can trial the best possible phone for my business. This phone is excellent. Whilst it lacks some features, it strongly makes up for it in other areas. I especially like the new 'kick out' keyboard, this provides an excellent typing method for things from quick messages, to full blown documents with ease. The keyboard quality far outsells its BlackBerry competitor and doesn't feel cheap and plasticy but rather more elegant. Whilst I like the idea of touch screens to save valuable space, the fold away smooth cut option of the 'kick' out keyboard is excellent, and excels even past some of its more expensive HTC competitors or LG's new Prada II. Whilst the N97 will never hold the symbolic fashion statement currently held by the Apple iPhone it does however made a fashionable stance. The touch screen is excellent, and elegant, however, from what I can tell isn't the 'tempered glass' that the iPhone has, however sensitivity wise you'd struggle to tell the two apart. The angled touch screen provides excellent support to prevent black stops occuring on the screen due a bad typing angle (much like typing with the sun on your screen)

    Onto the internal features. 32GB is extremely impressive, and bar the iPhone 3Gs, this phones new main competitor, no other phone offers the mass quantity of storage, and, with MicroSDHC, an easily achievable 48GB ensures this phone will have more than enough storage to store all you're films, which you can watch on the crystal clear 3.5" screen (same size as the iPhone) or your music (through the in-built standard 3.5mm headphone jack which also outputs video to your TV!)

    Onto the bad, this phone does not run the likes of Windows Mobile. From what I can tell, this runs Symbian. Now, that isn't always a bad thing, but running an near identical version to the cheaper and less sophisticated 5800 isn't a good thing. Lacking vital things such as Word Mobile or Outlook this phone, to me, will struggle to take off in the corporate market, but, will strive in the ease-of-use everyday user market, making this the perfect phone for anyone wanting fast internet access (Including WiFi), access to all their media library's a stylish phone, and a good and usable camera. The 5.0MP camera more than pulls its weight, and whilst lacking compared to 8.0MP alternatives such as the Renoir is vastly made up by the other benefits of this mobile 'everything' device.

    I'm going on a bit here so I'll make some thin points.
    This phone is good for;
    -Excellent video and photography on the go
    -Carrying and watching vast amounts of different media
    -Writing long documents and short
    -GPS (Yes it really works - although, most carriers charge, and its expensive. Beware!)
    -Basic to advanced communications, from phoning to MMS.

    Sorry if I went on a bit, however, I like to be detailed and give good advice to any potential N97ers out there.

    If you found this helpful, please state so, it'll help me keep my Number 1 spot.

    Cheers. - TheKingOfHearts

  2.  Great bit of kit, must have for any traveller!

    Posted: 

    I receive regular upgrades so I can trial the best possible phone for my business. This phone is excellent. Whilst it lacks some features, it strongly makes up for it in other areas. I especially like the new 'kick out' keyboard, this provides an excellent typing method for things from quick messages, to full blown documents with ease. The keyboard quality far outsells its BlackBerry competitor and doesn't feel cheap and plasticy but rather more elegant. Whilst I like the idea of touch screens to save valuable space, the fold away smooth cut option of the 'kick' out keyboard is excellent, and excels even past some of its more expensive HTC competitors or LG's new Prada II. Whilst the N97 will never hold the symbolic fashion statement currently held by the Apple iPhone it does however made a fashionable stance. The touch screen is excellent, and elegant, however, from what I can tell isn't the 'tempered glass' that the iPhone has, however sensitivity wise you'd struggle to tell the two apart. The angled touch screen provides excellent support to prevent black stops occuring on the screen due a bad typing angle (much like typing with the sun on your screen)

    Onto the internal features. 32GB is extremely impressive, and bar the iPhone 3Gs, this phones new main competitor, no other phone offers the mass quantity of storage, and, with MicroSDHC, an easily achievable 48GB ensures this phone will have more than enough storage to store all you're films, which you can watch on the crystal clear 3.5" screen (same size as the iPhone) or your music (through the in-built standard 3.5mm headphone jack which also outputs video to your TV!)

    Onto the bad, this phone does not run the likes of Windows Mobile. From what I can tell, this runs Symbian. Now, that isn't always a bad thing, but running an near identical version to the cheaper and less sophisticated 5800 isn't a good thing. Lacking vital things such as Word Mobile or Outlook this phone, to me, will struggle to take off in the corporate market, but, will strive in the ease-of-use everyday user market, making this the perfect phone for anyone wanting fast internet access (Including WiFi), access to all their media library's a stylish phone, and a good and usable camera. The 5.0MP camera more than pulls its weight, and whilst lacking compared to 8.0MP alternatives such as the Renoir is vastly made up by the other benefits of this mobile 'everything' device.

    I'm going on a bit here so I'll make some thin points.
    This phone is good for;
    -Excellent video and photography on the go
    -Carrying and watching vast amounts of different media
    -Writing long documents and short
    -GPS (Yes it really works - although, most carriers charge, and its expensive. Beware!)
    -Basic to advanced communications, from phoning to MMS.

    Sorry if I went on a bit, however, I like to be detailed and give good advice to any potential N97ers out there.

    If you found this helpful, please state so, it'll help me keep my Number 1 spot.

    Cheers. - TheKingOfHearts

  3.  Excellent piece of kit | Runs Vista too!

    Posted: 

    I bought this a while back, unfortunately Play didn't have it in stock at the time, so I paid slightly more. It comes with Samsung Recovery system which allows you to create partitions, I installed both Vista and XP and they worth flawlessly, but I had to install some of the drivers again on Vista, but it worked perfectly, including Vista's Aero theme!

  4.  Amazing Phone | More than a stocking filler this Christmas!

    Posted: 

    May I just say - this phone is amazing! I've had a couple of 5MP Camera Phones recently, N95, G800 to name a few and to be honest, I wondered when getting this if the added 3MP would really make a difference. Does it? Yes! The camera on this phone is quite bluntly amazing, I've given away my 7MP Digital Camera to my younger brother who has to make do with a 1.3MP phone. Away from the Camera this phone comes with a cracking 8GB MicroSD HDSC card, yes, its not built in which is a disappointment I must say, however supporting HDSC unlike many phones allows you to add up to 32GB microSD cards and more as they come out. Personally, being on Orange and not O2 I find this a significantly better phone than the iPhone - sure both have their drawbacks but I find that this phone even packs a better music quality due to the added Dolby Mobile which makes any song sound amazing! As for the 3.5MM standard headphone jack this phone unfortunately can't boast a internal port unlike the N95 or the new N96 (this phones main rival). Fortunately, LG have given thought to this, and include a 3.5MM port on the adaptor included in the box along side their 3.5MM Gold Plated Earphones.

    Personally, I find this phone amazing - there are a couple of drawbacks, such as the fact there is no 3.5MM headphone port in-built and this phone runs on LG's own software, not Symbian or Windows Mobile which I always find a drawback on touch screen phones.

    Fortunately - the MP3 player, the Camera, the quality of the phone and the touch screen make up for its few minor downfalls

    I'd appreciate knowing how you found this review.

    Please help me keep my Top 10 status and select useful or un-useful :)

    Thanks - TheKingOfHearts.

  5.  Good headset | Let down by packaging

    Posted: 

    When I received my headset I assumed either Play had found them on the floor out of the back of a truck or I'd been sent a headset that had previously been returned. This is due to as the previous reviewer stated the headset turned up in little plastic bags, much like the ones I package my daily sandwiches in! However, this aside I've found the headset of excellent quality, good looking (yes its long!) and a long battery life. Fortunately, I have a strong knowledge of bluetooth headsets and could figure out how to work it in 30 seconds, however, if you don't the fact that Play.com only include a safe usage booklet telling you where and were not to use your headset it can be very quid to configure.

    To anyone buying this product, I simply held down the main button for around 10 seconds, heard a beep and that enabled the pairing mode needed for pairing it to your phone, PC or PS3.

    Overall, the product is good, the packaging is terrible and the instructions are non-existent. Good product for £10 however I'd suggest going for a similarly priced Samsung alternative.

    I'd appreciate knowing if or if not you found this review helpful so please if you have time leave a helpful/un-helpful comment.

    Thanks, TheKingOfHearts.

    P.S. My review can be trusted as I'm a top 10 mobile reviewer. :)

  6.  Excellent headset, excellent quality, excellent make!!

    Posted: 

    I purchased this headset because my old Nexxus Talksmart Pro packed in. However, I had been expecting that for some time considering I had used hundereds of hours of talk time on it. In anycase, back to the review of this headset, for £9.99 I personally think this is a bargin! The sound quality excels far away from some of the more expensive bluetooth headset and the range is excellent. I've used this headset around 10 meters from its source and through a wall and it still works! I have this headset paired to my phone (Samsung G800) and my Playstation 3 and all of which work with exceptional quality. The only annoying part about this headset I must mention is that the ear piece is like a Walkman Headphone, it has that wierd little rubbery thing on the end of it and some people find it extremely annoying (I got used to it.) even so, beware if you don't like it.

    Please help me by casting the useful/un-useful vote.

    Thanks,
    ~TheKingOfHearts.

  7.  Brilliant phone | Picks up where the N95 left off!

    Posted: 

    Let me start off by saying how good this phone is. It has EVERYTHING the N95 has and more! This phone looks much better than the N95 too. The overall layout of this phone has been vastly improved from the N95 and it has been made much more compact. This phone is slightly less in width than the N95 which is also a great plus. Having such a good Orange Business contract It allows me to change my phone every 6 months and preview the newest phones for a week before choosing. They've also made this phone more business user friendly, its more simply and doesn't have that pointless two way slider which you'll use once.

    Overall, everything the N95 is and more!
    Brilliant phone.

    Please cast your useful/un-useful vote.

  8.  Very good phone | Some let downs?

    Posted: 

    This is a very very good phone with everything you need. I owned this on my previous contract with T-Mobile UK and never had a problem with it. Yes, it often says 'Too many applications open' or it doesn't even say that and crashes. But all you need to do is close some applications and the main applications that are open are displayed on the main screen. I went from this phone, to the new Samsung G800 and I have to say considering this says 5 Mega Pixels it doesn't compare in quality, however the phones are almost a year in difference. The thing that I hated most about this phone, call me faffy, but was the looks and the feel. This phone doesn't feel like a £350 piece of kit, but rather the inside of a DVD case, the purple on the back isn't the nicest feel either. Overall a good phone with everything you need, but do you really need something as chunky as this phone that looks like your granddad handed it down to you? I'll let you answer that.

    P.S. For a thinner more stylish phone go for the Samsung G600. Or if you prefer, the even better Samsung G800 (See previous reviews for both)

    Please cast helpful/un-helpful votes.

    Thanks.

  9.  Very good phone...

    Posted: 

    I will start on a positive note, this phone is very good, especially on Orange. The camera on this phone is brilliant and is of equal quality to the N95, but not its big brother, the G800. This phone is thin and stylish and is a brilliant everyday use phone, the battery time is decent and the options on the phone include everything you would need, mp3, video, camera, FM radio etc and even a build your own theme system! (This is apparently only available on Orange - beware!) The only main reason this phone gets 4 stars is because of its software, unfortunately, this phone suffers regular screen and software freezing meaning if your sending a text you will loose it! This phone is perfect for someone looking for a thin phone with a reasonable 5mp camera.

    Personally, (I did) I'd go for the newer G800 although it is thicker it has a better camera, a very loud (beating most Walkman phones) speaker, better looks! (in my opinion) and a better battery. However, the G600 is a very good phone and does cost less than the G800.

    In short, if you can afford it, go for the G800. If you can't, or simply don't wish to this phone has everything you'll need and for the Play.COM price its a steal.

  10.  Brilliant all-in phone!

    Posted: 

    I purchased this phone as an Orange (UK) Upgrade and due to the cost of the phone had to pay an excess of £100. Still this phone is amazing. The picture quality is superb and can't be beaten by any phone especially since this is the ONLY 5mp Camera phone with a 3x zoom! This phone has everything you could possibly need, MP3 player, microSD slot, video recorder, voice recorder the lot! I chose this phone over its competitors for multiple reasons. One of which was the looks. This phone looks fantastic and the pictured one is the 'Titan Grey' version (the one I have!) The on-line pictures of the phone don't do it justice, it looks a lot better than on pictures etc, especially with the chrome and back face finish. Overall an excellent phone with a 5mp Camera and best of all, it doesn't look like an old man's phone, unlike the N95 for example. The only let down on this phone is the width, and the weight. This is a wide phone! The phone weighs pretty much the same as the N95 and is the same width! If your after a thin (ish) phone with a 5MP camera go for this phones little brother the G600 which itself is a good phone, but not as good.

    I hope this helps :). Please cast your useful/un-useful vote.

    Thanks.